Wild in the Streets (Circle Jerks album)

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Wild in the Streets
Circle Jerks - Wild in the Streets.jpg
Studio album by Circle Jerks
Released March 4, 1982 (1982-03-04)
Recorded December 1981 at A&M Studios in Hollywood
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 25:37
Label Faulty Products
Producer David Anderle, Gary Hirstius
Circle Jerks chronology
Group Sex
(1980)Group Sex1980
Wild in the Streets
Golden Shower of Hits
(1983)Golden Shower of Hits1983

Wild in the Streets is the second studio album by the hardcore punk band Circle Jerks. It was originally released on March 4, 1982 through Faulty Products, a sub-label of I.R.S. Records. In 1988, the album was remixed and reissued on Frontier Records. The title track is a cover song of the Garland Jeffreys song of the same name. Mike Ness of Social Distortion can be seen on the cover of the album; running wild in the streets.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Wild in the Streets received a mixed review from Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic, who gave the album three out of five stars, claimed that it does not have "the wild, appealingly offensive mixture of crude lyrics and frenetic riffs that made the Circle Jerks' debut, Group Sex." However, Erlewine added that "there are enough tracks that nearly make the mark -- including a tongue-in-cheek cover of 'Put a Little Love in Your Heart' and the title track, which is a version of the theme song to the '60s teen exploitation flick of the same name -- to make it worthwhile for Orange County punk fanatics."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Wild in the Streets" (originally performed by Garland Jeffreys) Garland Jeffreys 2:34
2. "Leave Me Alone" Keith Morris, Roger Rogerson 1:19
3. "Stars and Stripes" Circle Jerks 1:39
4. "86'd (Good as Gone)" Circle Jerks 1:54
5. "Meet the Press" Lucky Lehrer, Rogerson 1:19
6. "Trapped" Morris, Greg Hetson 1:40
7. "Murder the Disturbed" Circle Jerks 2:01
8. "Letterbomb" Morris, Hetson 1:11
9. "Question Authority" Rogerson 2:00
10. "Defamation Innuendo" Morris, Lehrer, Rogerson 2:21
11. "Moral Majority" Morris, Hetson 0:55
12. "Forced Labor" Rogerson 1:17
13. "Political Stu" Lehrer, Hetson 1:34
14. "Just Like Me" (originally performed by Paul Revere & the Raiders) Rick Dey, Rich Brown 1:46
15. "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" (originally performed by Jackie DeShannon) Jackie DeShannon, Randy Myers, Jimmy Holiday 2:12
Total length: 25:37